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Peter Elrick: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

WO1. Piet van Zyl (TAS Ret): In 4 hours time 35 years ago we lost 16 friends, may they sleep well. For the 173 survivors we are gratefull for the grace of Almighty. I have tears in my eyes & heart. We salute all,and the ship, lest we forget. Lofty e-mail me.

DK Pillay: What a tragedy to lose shipmates and friends. What a fantastic crew. Rip

Charl Starke: 35 yrs ... seems like the other day

John Richardson: when on TFB I took 8mm cine doing RASwith PK and PS, tried to get on PK

Garth Coetzer: Was at school with Robyn Myers. A nicer guy you couldn't meet. I think he took a lot of the flack for this tragic incident at the time. Events clearer now from this report. We will indeed remember those who lost their lives in the early hours of that morning.

Cherylynn Wium: As always on Sunday 18th I will be remembering those men lost at sea and giving thanks for those brave men who made it back. Never to be forgotten!

Cherylynn Wium: 37 years. RIP never to be forgotten

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SAS President Kruger Commemoration Events

Wreath Laying Service at Navy Fleet Headquarters

Saturday 18th – 15h00

Ceremony Format:

Welcome and Introduction: – Steve Johns

Prayer – Padre Galant

Address – Capt Forrest (Rtd)

Wreath Laying

1st Wreath – On behalf of the Families of the 16 – Cherylynn Wium

2nd Wreath – On Behalf of the S A Navy – Rear Adm Jamieson

3rd Wreath – On behalf of the Survivors – Cameron Kirk Kinnear

Guest Floral Tribute Opportunity

Piper of the Cape Town Highlanders

Scripture reading – Padre Galant

Last Post – SA Army Band Bugler

Reveille – SA Army Band Bugler

Guest Departure, Invited Guests proceed to the reception.


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Commemoration Service at the Dockyard Chapel

Sunday 19th – 10h00


Welcome and Invocation

Hymn – Padre Errol Sadler

Reading of the Roll of Honour – Cameron Kirk Kinnear

Lighting of the Candles of Remembrance

Prayer and Readings – Padre Errol Sadler


Sermon – Padre Errol Sadler



Floral Tribute Opportunity

Period of Silence and Reflection


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